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How company off-sites are changing business travel

Business travel used to mean sending employees from their home office to somewhere else — to meet with clients or coworkers at other offices.

Oscar winners chop off their hair for protesters in Iran

PARIS (AP) — Oscar-winning actors Marion Cotillard and Juliette Binoche, as well as other French stars of screen and music, filmed themselves chopping off locks of their hair in a video posted Wednesday in support of protesters in Iran.

Putin signs annexation of Ukrainian regions as losses mount

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed laws formally absorbing four Ukrainian regions into Russia, even as its military struggles to control the territory that was illegally annexed .
'Best Before' labels scrutinized as food waste concerns grow

'Best Before' labels scrutinized as food waste concerns grow

As awareness grows around the world about the problem of food waste, one culprit in particular is drawing scrutiny: “best before” labels. Manufacturers have used the labels for decades to estimate peak freshness.
Hurricane Ian closes some Florida schools indefinitely

Hurricane Ian closes some Florida schools indefinitely

The devastation from Hurricane Ian has left schools shuttered indefinitely in parts of Florida, leaving storm-weary families anxious for word on when and how children can get back to classrooms.
European shares fall as selling kicks in after recent gains

European shares fall as selling kicks in after recent gains

TOKYO (AP) — European indexes fell in early trading and U.S. futures were down as selling pressure kicked in Wednesday after a few days of strong gains.
Canadian Press NewsAlert: Toronto-area home sales down 44% from last year

Canadian Press NewsAlert: Toronto-area home sales down 44% from last year

TORONTO — The Toronto Regional Real Estate Board says home sales in September fell 44 per cent compared to last year and 10 per cent from August as the market experienced the lowest number of new listings September has seen in 20 years. More coming.
Quebec business groups ask new premier for action on labour shortage

Quebec business groups ask new premier for action on labour shortage

MONTREAL — The victory of François Legault’s election campaign has some economists concerned over the prospect of continued labour shortages in Quebec.
Hong Kong shares soar 5%, leading Asian market gains

Hong Kong shares soar 5%, leading Asian market gains

TOKYO (AP) — Hong Kong’s share benchmark soared more than 5% on Wednesday as Asian shares tracked gains on Wall Street. New Zealand’s share benchmark rose 0.7% after its central bank hiked its benchmark interest rate to 3.
The AP Interview: Ukraine aims to restart occupied reactors

The AP Interview: Ukraine aims to restart occupied reactors

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine is considering restarting Europe’s largest nuclear plant to ensure its safety just weeks after fears of a radiation disaster at the Russian-occupied facility, the president of the company that operates the plant said Tues